Monday, April 09, 2012

Marking time on the long weekend

It has been a great long weekend. Spent time catching up with family, friends (both old & new) and taking some time reflection on the meaning of Easter, that God became Man, and that man not only died,
but returned from the grave, that we may be reconciled with our Creator.

We took a trip into Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art today. The two exhibitions featured at the moment are Christian Marclay's: The Clock and Marking Time.

The Museum's website describes Marclay's work:
The Clock comprises several thousand short extracts from cinema history, each suggesting a particular time of day or referencing a specific moment, often through the appearance of a watch or clock-face. Marclay has stitched these extracts together to form a continuous visual sequence synchronised with the real time of your visit – if it is noon you'll be watching a scene referencing noon. Even more impressively, the scenes suggest countless interlocking narratives despite the constant changes in genres, eras, locations and plotlines.
Its staggering thinking about the time put into this work. Would love to sit down and watch all twenty-four hours of his film.

Marking time, as the name plays on the theme of how we mark time. A couple of the works which
stood out for me, was one by Elisa Sighicelli, in which we see fireworks contract back to their beginnings. It was quite mesmerising to watch. In another room, visitors would lie on the floor, looking up to see the movement of clouds displayed through polystyrene-balls blown around by fans.

The exhibition is well worth the visit.

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